- ''This article is about the Japanese era named Genji (元治). For the clan name Genji (源氏) or the main character of the book The Tale of Genji, see Minamoto clan. For the 2005 PlayStation 2 game, see Genji: Dawn of the Samurai. For the PlayStation 3 game, see Genji: Days of the Blade.
was a after Bunkyū
and before Keiō.
This period spanned only slightly more than a single year from 1864
. The reigning emperor was .
Change of era
- ; March 27, 1864: The new era name of Genji (meaning "original rule") was created to mark the beginning of a new 60-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. The old era ended and a new one commenced in Bunkyū 4. It ended to mark the "Jubilant Answer" (Keiō-era) to the rebellion at Hamaguri Gate.
The new era name was derived from the I Ching.
Events of the Genji era